Oradea is the only community in Romania which is part of the Art Nouveau Cities Network, a European network of cooperation, research, conservation and development of European cities with a rich Art Nouveau heritage.
Architectural treasure of European value rivals with holiday destinations extremely popular, such as Barcelona, Brussels, Nancy, Vienna or Budapest and Oradea experienced a renaissance after an extensive program of architectural treasure rehabilitation and massive investment in development and creation of facilities for the townspeople and tourists.
Piata Unirii (Union Square)
The churches and the palaces in Piata Unirii (Union Square) combine seven architectural styles: baroque, classicist, eclectic, istorizant, secession, romance and neo-romanian
Vulturul Negru Palace – a monumental architectural construction, in the style of Secession
Built on the old site of “Vulturul Negru” Inn, the complex intended to house a theatre, ballrooms, a casino and offices.
Vulturul Negru Palace is distinguished by Y-shaped passage and the three entrances, floral and figurative reliefs, stained glass and huge chandeliers.
Biserica cu Luna (Church with moon)
The style in which it was built is the late baroque classic-with obvious elements, but with a strong imprint of the Byzantine style.
In temple of iconostasis was at one time a painting with the image of Horea, one of the leaders of the rebellion in 1784, it is considered by many historians as the only authentic reproduction of his physiognomy.
Cetatea Oradei (Oradea Fortress)
Oradea Fortress was for Medieval Europe one of the important landmarks in terms of religious, cultural, scientific and military.
Catedrala Romano-Catolica (Roman Catholic Cathedral)
It is the work of architect Franz Anton Hillebrandt with Italian builder engineer involvement
Giovanni Battista Ricca, who adds elements inspired by the church “Il Gesu” in Rome, creation of architect Vignola.
The imposing eclectic building was done according to the plan carried out by Busch and David Kalman Rimanoczy Sr.. Exterior and interior decorations are by Moorish inspiration.
Teatrul de Stat (StateTheatre)
Casa Darvas – La Roche – (Darvas House – La Roche)
Darvas House – La Roche, with a unique architecture in word, became the first Art Nouveau Museum of Romania.
Dealul Ciuperca – o gradina botanica in aer liber (Ciuperca Hill – a botanical garden outdoors)
Traditional recreational area of the city, Ciuperca Hill offers a panoramic view over the city.
Nymphaea Aquapark Oradea
It will open in August, it has 12 indoor pools, 6 outdoor pools and 10 water slides and has 1,000 seats.
Here you will find: wave pool, indoor pools, pools with thermal water, special children’s pool, slides, sauna, massage, hydrotherapy and aromatherapy.
Baile Felix – paradisul apelor termale (the paradise of thermal waters)
Unique in the world, thermal waters of Baile Felix are the most popular mineral waters in the region and their miraculous effects are known since Roman Empire.
Baile Felix have a unique bioclimatic with a perfectly balanced moisture, that induce a special state of body relaxation and revitalization.
Oradea is a vibrant city that succeeds to emphasize the existing heritage, in parallel with the creation of new types of recreational activities and leisure.